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Oct 1, 2021


2021 Special Event: The Economic and Health Impacts of Food Insecurity


  • The regional, national, and global economic and public health consequences of food insecurity have been dramatically worsened by COVID-19.
  • These consequences affect working people and families from across the social and economic spectrum.
  • Local estimates reveal that at least 1 in 10 adults, and 1 in 9 children, do not know where their next meal will come from.
  • Unemployment rates remain elevated compared to pre-pandemic levels.

Panelists will discuss:

  • Their perspectives on some of the health and economic consequences of food insecurity,
  • How the business community can play a critical role in supporting staff and developing long-term, sustainable solutions, and
  • How cross-sector models like the Hunger to Health Collaboratory can help build healthier, more resilient, and more equitable communities.

This program is a Special Event presented by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Hunger to Health Collaboratory and Stop & Shop.